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Germany: Drones and new tones

On June 11, 5,000 people came by bus, train, car, a few by bicycle, defying nasty weather to circle the Ramstein Air Base and demand it's closing.

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Growth of far right party cause for alarm in Germany

Most alarming, since Germany is the strongest, most central European country, is the strength of its far-right Alternative for Germany.

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Brazil coup a plot to cover up corruption among the plotters?

The scandal strongly suggests that Rousseff's impeachment was part of a conspiracy to cover up corruption among those who engineered her ouster.

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Right and left in German state elections

The vicious slogans of the AfD and its fascist accompanists as well as to the guilty leaders of the old parties are still steering Germany into ever more dangerous waters.

 

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Brazil's workers say, "Stay Dilma, there will be no coup!

To put it mildly, social policies implemented by the Workers Party-led government displeased the elite and reactionary middle class.

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Icy times and rays of hope in Germany

The influx of immigrants and asylum-seekers--over a million in 2015--has split Germany into two nearly equal halves.

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Ultra-right makes worrisome advances in French regional elections

In France, as in other European countries, the most common interpretation of the right's surge is hostility toward immigrants, refugees and foreigners in general.

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Argentina Elections: Right wins presidency, struggle goes on

In a blow to the left, right wing candidate, Mauricio Macri, beat Daniel Scioli, the candidate of the ruling leftist Front, by 51.4 percent to 48.6 percent.

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Turkey's election earthquake shakes things up

Behind the storm that staggered Turkey's ruling party: a grassroots revolt against rising poverty, growing inequality and the AKP's war on trade unions.

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Ecuador proposes moderate tax increase on rich, right wing runs amok

In most Latin American countries, including those with relatively progressive governments, huge wealth disparities are an obstacle to the pursuit of social justice and greater democracy.

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